Sushi Cake for Festive Occasions

Sushi Cake for Festive Occasions

It's great for children, even for those who don't like sushi rice. Make your usual sashimi and rice meal more luxurious! This sushi cake is simple and very easy to make.

Ingredients: 4 to 5 servings

Fresh sashimi grade tuna
1 block
1 block
Salmon roe (optional)
as needed
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Dashi stock granules
a small amount
Hot cooked white rice
about 3 rice cooker cups' worth (540 ml uncooked)
Vegetable oil
a very small amount


1. Tuna thinly slice half of the tuna, and cut the rest into cubes. Salmon thinly slice half of the salmon, and cut the rest into cubes. Cucumber thinly sliced.
2. Combine the cubed tuna and salmon from Step 1. Step 1 in a bowl, add the soy sauce and dashi stock granules and mix.
3. Coat a separate bowl (flat bottom) with a little vegetable oil. Pack the rice into the bowl, then add the fish from Step 2, and then pack the rice again, pressing down a little.
4. Place a plate on top of the bowl from Step 3, and flip over. Shape the thinly sliced tuna and salmon into rose flowers, and add them on top of the rice.
5. Arrange some cucumber slices around the fish flowers from Step 4, and it's done. (It looks good if you add some salmon roe around the edges of the plate to taste.)

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this recipe for my child who doesn't like vinegared sushi rice very much, for a birthday celebration. I wanted to make it look luxurious.